A Gaddling post sent me to this Reuters story about a man named Martin Strel who intends to swim the entire 3,375 mile length of the Amazon. Along the way, he’ll face deadly water snakes, piranhas, river crocs, and freshwater sharks, not to mention 13 foot high waves as he approaches the mouth of the great river.
The article mentions how his support team, following along on boats, will have buckets of blood on hand to pour into the water to help keep the carnivores at bay over the course of his 70 day adventure. Martin’s dip in the Amazon gets underway Feb. 1, and we’ll be able to follow him online at his website as well.
Good luck Martin. We’ll be pulling for you. Don’t get eaten! 😉
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